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UCR Chemists Prepare Molecules That Accelerate Chemical Reactions For Manufacturing Drugs

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August 28, 2005
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University of California - Riverside
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Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have synthesized a new class of carbenes -- molecules that have unusual carbon atoms -- that is expected to have wide applications in the pharmaceutical industry, ultimately resulting in a reduction in the price of drugs. Called cyclic alkyl amino carbenes, the molecules attach themselves to metals, such as palladium, to form highly efficient catalysts that allow chemical transformations otherwise considered impossible.

Vincent Lavallo, first author of the research paper.
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